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(The Atlantic)   In Defense of Eating at Chick-fil-A: Do we really want a country where people won't do commerce with those who have beliefs different than their own?   (theatlantic.com) divider line 838
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2012-07-21 11:29:50 AM
Yes
 
jbc [TotalFark]
2012-07-21 11:34:30 AM
When it comes to the reactionary fringe, yes.
 
2012-07-21 11:35:52 AM
Love their spicy chicken sandwich, but I will not buy from them just so they can give a percentage of my money to known hate groups.
 
2012-07-21 11:36:45 AM
Yup.
 
2012-07-21 11:40:51 AM
If those beliefs include actively denying others their civil rights then yes.
 
2012-07-21 11:40:59 AM
But it's still OK for nominally Christian groups like "One Million Moms" to boycott NBC, right?

Look, the owner of Chik-Fil-A can believe anything he wants. I'm not at all concerned with what's in his head or in his heart. But when he turns his belief into action by donating to groups who promote hate and discrimination, then I have a right to not be party to that transaction.
 
2012-07-21 11:41:04 AM
This is how the free market works, dingus.
 
2012-07-21 11:41:21 AM
American way - speak with your wallet.
 
2012-07-21 11:42:53 AM
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2012-07-21 11:50:44 AM
I wouldn't eat at a place where the policy was "No N----rs Allowed," either.

You can protest all you want, but the only way to change bad behavior is to hit them in the wallet.
 
2012-07-21 11:52:13 AM
Alternately (heh) do we really want a business that tells its customers how to think. They're the ones who want MY money, they should earn it by not being prejudice and discriminatory.
 
2012-07-21 11:57:43 AM
Do we really want a country where people are not allowed to vote with their wallets?

Chick-fil-A can go f*ck themselves. People have a right to eat where they want, for whatever reason, assholes.
 
2012-07-21 12:00:22 PM
Sure.

That doesn't stop me or plenty of other incredibly liberal people I know from eating Chick-Fil-A though. They're going to waste the money anyway, and they aren't going to win. Nobody is being convinced by these arguments, just more and more people acknowledging that we should treat people equally. If their bigotry manages to take down Christianity as an acceptable force in this country, I'm more than happy to help try to reach that goal.

Plus it's pretty damn good.
 
2012-07-21 12:06:53 PM
Yes, fark Christ-Fil-A.
 
2012-07-21 12:14:21 PM
TFA is one of the best trolls I've ever read.
 
2012-07-21 12:15:49 PM

ecmoRandomNumbers: I wouldn't eat at a place where the policy was "No N----rs Allowed," either.

You can protest all you want, but the only way to change bad behavior is to hit them in the wallet.


You have it absolutely right. I like to think that I wouldn't have patronized an all-white lunch counter in 1955, but I certainly wouldn't do so in 2012.

This is what you look like, righties:

www.spokesmanreview.com

www.ernie-jones.com
 
2012-07-21 12:18:15 PM
Pretty much.

If you want to put your politics or religion above your customers don't be surprised when customers choose the business that puts the BUSINESS/CUSTOMER first, not their politics or religion.
 
2012-07-21 12:23:56 PM
That decision should be left up to the consumer. I won't spend my money on companies that are run by or openly support bigots, racists, or nutbag extremists.

I haven't gone to Carl's Jr. or Domino's Pizza since the late 1980s because both companies fund radical anti-abortion groups. I've never been to Chick-Fil-A, and now that I know the company is homophobic, never will.
 
2012-07-21 12:31:23 PM
Absolutely. Free-market and all.
 
2012-07-21 12:34:49 PM
With Citizens United upheld, we get to live in a world with products like Republican lip gloss, Democratic hamburger meat, and Tea Party tampons.
 
2012-07-21 12:36:09 PM

Lorelle: That decision should be left up to the consumer.


Every time I say that people get pissed off.
 
2012-07-21 12:36:19 PM

gimmegimme: This is what you look like, righties:


weknowmemes.com
 
2012-07-21 12:38:16 PM

Lor M. Ipsum: With Citizens United upheld, we get to live in a world with products like Republican lip gloss, Democratic hamburger meat, and Tea Party tampons.


Yes, unfortunately.

www.rushimg.com
 
2012-07-21 12:38:20 PM

Lorelle: Domino's Pizza since the late 1980s because both companies fund radical anti-abortion groups


Tom Monaghan sold Dominos in the late 90's. It is a publicly traded company now. They are big on make a wish foundation.
 
2012-07-21 12:39:09 PM

Red Shirt Blues: Tom Monaghan sold Dominos in the late 90's. It is a publicly traded company now. They are big on make a wish foundation.


What if a young cancer patient wishes for an abortion?
 
2012-07-21 12:42:13 PM

ox45tallboy: Red Shirt Blues: Tom Monaghan sold Dominos in the late 90's. It is a publicly traded company now. They are big on make a wish foundation.

What if a young cancer patient wishes for an abortion?


She'll get it in 30 minutes or less.
 
2012-07-21 12:43:22 PM

Dancin_In_Anson: Lorelle: That decision should be left up to the consumer.

Every time I say that people get pissed off.


Except you think pollution that a non-consumer is exposed to is the same thing as choosing not to visit a business.
 
2012-07-21 12:43:39 PM

Red Shirt Blues: ox45tallboy: What if a young cancer patient wishes for an abortion?

She'll get it in 30 minutes or less.


Snerk.
 
2012-07-21 12:46:01 PM
The author:
www.fatwallet.com
 
2012-07-21 12:46:25 PM

Lorelle: That decision should be left up to the consumer


Wait, were we talking about abortion?
 
2012-07-21 12:47:25 PM

Red Shirt Blues: Lorelle: Domino's Pizza since the late 1980s because both companies fund radical anti-abortion groups

Tom Monaghan sold Dominos in the late 90's. It is a publicly traded company now. They are big on make a wish foundation.


As I understand it, Make A Wish won't let the kids hunt endangered species or go hooker hopping in Vegas.
 
2012-07-21 12:49:49 PM
Erm...isn't this the point of free market and free speech? You can say and sell what you want, but if I think you're a prick, I don't have to buy from you?
 
2012-07-21 12:51:26 PM

NeedlesslyCanadian: Erm...isn't this the point of free market and free speech? You can say and sell what you want, but if I think you're a prick, I don't have to buy from you?


Unless I'm selling health insurance.
 
2012-07-21 12:51:39 PM
I'm so sick of the politics of Hate, which is exactly what this is!
 
2012-07-21 12:53:39 PM

ox45tallboy: NeedlesslyCanadian: Erm...isn't this the point of free market and free speech? You can say and sell what you want, but if I think you're a prick, I don't have to buy from you?

Unless I'm selling health insurance.


But it's a tax! ;)
 
2012-07-21 12:53:48 PM

ox45tallboy: NeedlesslyCanadian: Erm...isn't this the point of free market and free speech? You can say and sell what you want, but if I think you're a prick, I don't have to buy from you?

Unless I'm selling health insurance.


You're right. We should move to single-payer, just like every other industrialized first-world country.
 
2012-07-21 12:55:25 PM
It baffles me that all these "free-market" pseudo-libertarians and teabaggers are confused about people avoiding Chick-fil-A.

It's as if the foundation of their worship of all things capitalist is complete and utter bullshiat.

The defense of Chick-fil-A from these weird little groups is really bizarre.
 
2012-07-21 12:59:50 PM

gimmegimme: You're right. We should move to single-payer, just like every other industrialized first-world country.


I see it happening. Obamacare has specific provisions allowing a state to use whatever program it can come up with to better provide health care for it's residents with approval from the Federal Government. Vermont is already moving towards such a system.
 
2012-07-21 01:01:50 PM

ox45tallboy: gimmegimme: You're right. We should move to single-payer, just like every other industrialized first-world country.

I see it happening. Obamacare has specific provisions allowing a state to use whatever program it can come up with to better provide health care for it's residents with approval from the Federal Government. Vermont is already moving towards such a system.


Thank goodness! This would be such a relief for small business owners as well as their employees!
 
2012-07-21 01:02:38 PM
It's yummy, so yes I will continue to eat there, besides, I would have to boycott almost every single mom and pop store of any kind where I live.


But I refuse to go see a Tom Cruise movie...

Cause he is a nutbag.
 
2012-07-21 01:11:19 PM

clancifer: Love their spicy chicken sandwich, but I will not buy from them just so they can give a percentage of my money to known hate groups.


this this and more this.
 
2012-07-21 01:18:21 PM

gimmegimme: Thank goodness! This would be such a relief for small business owners as well as their employees!


That's the idea. If states like Florida and Arizona hate Obamacare so much, let them put in something better. I honestly don't believe Obama would care if they named it after someone else, as long as people had access to health care.
 
2012-07-21 01:19:17 PM
It's a free market, yes? So people are free to choose where they do or don't do business for whatever reasons they want.

Well, unless it's a utility. Then you just bend over and farking take it.
 
2012-07-21 01:22:10 PM
There are a couple Chick-fil-A's opening in the San Francisco Bay Area over the next few months despite the people outside picketing those store will make money hand over fist. I'll be driving over to Walnut Creek to try them at least once.
 
2012-07-21 01:23:38 PM

WorldCitizen: Well, unless it's a utility. Then you just bend over and farking take it.


Or the only gas station near your house.

Or the only grocery store in your city.

Or the only cell phone provider that has coverage in your area.
 
2012-07-21 01:25:12 PM
Damn it, Chick-Fil-A. Your nuggets are the most delicious things on Earth, why must you baste them in homophobia!
 
2012-07-21 01:25:35 PM
I don't know, I'm more averse to the idea of a country where I can't openly express, and enjoy the benefits of, romantic feelings for someone if they happen to possess the "wrong" set of genitals in relation to my own genitalia. Why should I do commerce with a business which constantly campaigns to make this idea a reality? What sort of insanity would lead me to NOT actively work for my own self-interest by not only avoiding their business but also encouraging my friends and family to boycott their hateful stances?
 
2012-07-21 01:28:24 PM

ox45tallboy: gimmegimme: Thank goodness! This would be such a relief for small business owners as well as their employees!

That's the idea. If states like Florida and Arizona hate Obamacare so much, let them put in something better. I honestly don't believe Obama would care if they named it after someone else, as long as people had access to health care.


? Are you saying that "Obamacare" is the real name of the legislation or that the President had anything to do with the coining of the term "Obamacare?"
 
2012-07-21 01:35:47 PM

There's only one Chick-fil-A in my area and it's in a campus cafeteria, pain in the ass to get to - my "boycotting" them is just kind of continuing to not go there.

I don't care if the CEO of Target is a Republican, is against gay marriage, etc. I don't care if he donates to causes I disagree with out of his own pocket. That won't stop me from shopping at Target.

When they started using their corporate coffers to try to help elect anti-gay shiathead Republican candidates, that's when my dollars stopped going to them. That's too direct a relationship of my money funding something that I'm against. Not comfortable with that.

On and

In a nation that's as divided as ours is, do we really want our commercial lives and our political lives to be so wholly intermeshed?
See: Citizens United, farkwit. They already are. I'd rather they weren't, but they are. Just a matter if you're going to inconvenience yourself for what you believe in (which the author didn't bother to mention).
 
2012-07-21 01:38:57 PM
Omg..nice Fark filter. Lol
 
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